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29 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier

29 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier

There are so many wonderful websites around, and it is difficult to know each and every one of them. The below list provides some of those websites that I find particularly helpful, even though they are not as famous or as prevalent as some of the big names out there.

1. BugMeNot

Are you bugged constantly to sign up for websites, even though you do not wish to share your email? If yes, then BugMeNot is for you. Instead of creating new logins, BugMeNot has shared logins across thousands of websites which can be used.

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    2. Get Notify

    This nifty little website tracks whether the emails sent by you were opened and read by the receiver. Moreover, it also provides the recipient’s IP Address, location, browser details, and more.

    getNotify

      3. Zero Dollar Movies

      If you are on a constant lookout of free full length movies, then Zero Dollar movies provides a collection of over 15,000 movies in multiple languages that are available to watch for free on Youtube. It indexes only full length movies and no trailers, or partial uploads. In addition, it has a clean interface, contributing to a good movie watching experience.

      ZeroDollarMovie

        4. Livestream

        Livestream allows you to watch and broadcast events live to viewers on any platform. For the next time when you want to share your company’s annual CEO speech live to employees who are on remote locations, Livestream serves as a perfect platform.

        LiveStream

          5. scr.im

          scr.im converts your email address into a short custom URLs, that can be shared on public websites. This prevents your email id from getting picked up by spam robots, and email harvesters who are on a constant lookout from your email id.

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            6. TinEye

            TinEye is a Reverse Image search tool which is as accurate as Google’s Reverse Image search tool. As opposed to Google, TinEye provides a set of APIs that can be used for personal and commercial purposes, which makes it very useful for developers.

            TinEye

              7. Fax Zero

              Fax Zero allows you to send faxes to US and Canada for free. Additionally, it enables you to send faxes to countries outside North America at a fixed pay per use cost.

              FaxZero

                8. Snopes

                Do you believe that fingernails and hair continue to grow after death? Why don’t you check out if this is true, along with thousands of other urban folklore out there, at Snopes?

                Snopes

                  9. Stickk

                  Is it difficult for you to stick to goals ? If yes, then let Stickk help you reach your goals. It makes use of commitment contracts to empower you to better your lifestyle.

                  Stickk

                    10. Boxoh

                    Boxoh can track the status of any shipment package on Google Maps.

                    BoxOH

                      11. PicMonkey

                      PicMonkey is an online Image editor, that allows you to touch up your images. Also, you can apply different effects, fonts, and designs to your images. It is a perfect tool to create pins for Pinterest and  awesome looking Facebook covers.

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                      PicMonkey

                        12. Trello

                        Trello is a great online tool for organizing just about anything using Kanban style cards. It provides a highly visual way for Online Collaboration, and is a simple free tool for Task and Project Management.

                        Trello

                          13. Short Reckonings

                          Short Reckonings is an online tool to keep track of shared expenses. It is deceptively simple, easy to use, and allows you to enter expenses with the fewest possible clicks. A clean, ad-free interface adds to the charm of this simple website.

                          ShortReck

                            14. Memrise

                            Do you fancy learning new things in small byte sized packages? If yes, then Memrise is for you. The additive nature of gaming combined with memory improvement makes this an excellent resource.

                            memrise

                              15. Instructables

                              Instructables provides instructions to help you build just about anything you can imagine. It provides a platform for people to explore, document, and share their creations.

                              instructable

                                16. join.me

                                In today’s world, where collaboration across multiple stakeholders is key, join.me provides an online platform to share desktop screens. Record audio for meetings conducted with participants not in the same room. In addition, it is a simple tool to share your screen with just about anybody on the web.

                                JOIN.ME

                                  17. Sync.in

                                  Sync.in allows multiple people to edit documents and notes in real time. It is a great tool for online collaboration.

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                                    18. Privnote

                                    Do you wish to share notes and information that self destructs immediately after it is read ? Privnote does exactly that.

                                    PrivNote

                                      19. ScribbleMaps

                                      Have you ever wanted to place your personal markers, shapes, and scribbles on Google Maps? Even though Google Maps does not allow that, ScribbleMaps does, and it does a great job at it.

                                      ScribbleMaps

                                        20. TripIt

                                        TripIt is a painless way to organize all the details of your vacation or business trip. Forget your flight time? Can’t find the e-mail with your hotel’s address? That won’t happen with TripIt, which keeps your itinerary in one place.

                                        tripIt

                                          21. Skyscanner

                                          Skyscanner is a leading global travel search site, providing instant online comparisons for millions of flights on over a thousand airlines, as well as car hire and hotels.

                                          Skyscanner

                                            22. Hostel Bookers

                                            Hostel Bookers is one of the best search engines to search for cheap hostels and hotels while backpacking or traveling around the globe.

                                            hostelbookers

                                              23. Fitday

                                              Fitday allows you to track you diet and weight loss through its journal. The personal dietician and free articles on nutrition and weight loss on their site are a great bonus.

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                                                24. Endomondo

                                                Endomondo is a mobile app that allows you to track your workouts. The website allows detailed analysis of your training, that makes it a valuable tool to understand and plan your workouts.

                                                endomondo

                                                  25. My Fitness Pal

                                                  If counting calories is your main goal, then My Fitness Pal is the best web and mobile application out there. The service has a massive database of meals and exercises to make it easy to accurately count calories.

                                                  My Fitness Pal

                                                    26. Fuelly

                                                    Fuelly tracks the gas mileage for your cars and helps you to analyze, share, and compare your vehicles fuel consumption.

                                                    fuelly

                                                      27. 3-Minute Journal

                                                      3 Minute Journal is different than most other Journals out there. This application allows you to track your moods, achievements, failures, and moments of gratitude. In addition, it does great analysis over these parameters.

                                                      3minJournal

                                                        28. 750 Words

                                                        750 Words is based on the idea of “Morning Pages”; that advises aspiring creatives to start each morning with three pages of stream-of-consciousness writing to clear away the mental clutter, leaving you with a clearer mind to face the day.

                                                        750 words

                                                          29. Kiva

                                                          Kiva is a micro finance website, that attempts to leverage the Internet and a worldwide distribution of micro-finance institutions. It alleviates poverty by connecting lenders to people in need.

                                                          Kiva

                                                            Do you have other favorite sites that you find incredibly useful?

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                                                            10 Best Calendar Apps to Stay on Track in 2020

                                                            10 Best Calendar Apps to Stay on Track in 2020

                                                            The success of our day is largely dependent on the quality of our planning. Not to miss out anything in their to-dos, some people prefer to make a list of upcoming tasks in a notebook, while others have long started using digital technology solutions.

                                                            Calendar applications are some of the main tools that are worth using to organize our life and plan your time carefully.

                                                            Many people have switched to specific tools; however, there are still some who do not use calendars on a daily basis. They may find some applications uncomfortable to use, non-functional, or expensive.

                                                            In this article, we are going to check out the best calendars apps to help you stay organized.

                                                            1. Cal Calendar

                                                              Cal Calendar has recently appeared on the market of mobile applications (Android, iOS). It is the brainchild of the development team of Any.do that features impressive functionality and well-thought-out design.

                                                              The application comes with many great features, including support for Exchange and Google Calendar, widgets, voice recording, and many more.

                                                              Cal Calendar has direct integration with Any.Do To-Do List, which gives you a unique tandem of two applications.

                                                              Apart from its extended functionality, Cal Calendar is easy to use. The creation of events is very simple and fast.

                                                              What is more, depending on the name of the event, the application automatically adds contacts and geolocation data to the entry description. You can even import your lists and entries from Any.do.

                                                              Cal Calendar is a great option for any type of user. It is very convenient and doesn’t overcomplicate the mode of display.

                                                              Another good thing is that this tool is available for free, so you can use it without spending a dime for the software.

                                                              Available for iOS and Android

                                                              2. Google Calendar

                                                                Google Calendar is the official calendar for Android devices that has been tested out by many users around the globe. If you are right now trying to get away from it, consider changing your mind.

                                                                Since this application is installed on most Android devices by default, many users think that there is nothing special in this program. They are wrong.

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                                                                Google has been updating its calendar for quite a few years, and now it comes in Material Design with advanced event features, direct integration into other Google services (for example, supports reminders and Google Now), and comes with Exchange support.

                                                                The program is super easy and will not cost a dime for you. It is a good thing, right?

                                                                Available for iOS and Android

                                                                3. Jorte Calendar

                                                                  Jorte Calendar is one of the most popular calendar applications in the Google Play store.

                                                                  The program features a wide range of configuration options, with many design alternatives. You can adjust display mode to your needs and view calendar entries sorted by month, week, or day (by hours). It is convenient for quickly picking the desired date, using task bars, and setting reminders.

                                                                  Apart from its ordinary information storing function, this application can be a special cloud service, Jorte Cloud, allowing you to synchronize calendars, schedules, and task lists on multiple devices. The application also supports data importing from Google Calendar.

                                                                  For those paying attention to the program design, there is also Jorte Store, where you can buy styles and icons to personalize the calendar. This feature makes Jorte is one of the brightest calendar applications.

                                                                  A basic version of the app is free of charge, so if you do not want to spend money on a calendar application, it is a good option.

                                                                  Available for iOS and Android

                                                                  4. Business Calendar

                                                                    Business Calendar is geared towards people who use their calendar for work purposes and business task planning. It offers different modes with wide configuration capabilities.

                                                                    The application gives a default view mode by months, and events can be marked in different colors. Display modes/ sorting can be adjusted to your needs (by month, day, year, or events).

                                                                    You can also set a multi-day viewing mode to see how things look for the next few days. Scrolling up and down moves you by month, and if you check a few days, they will be shown in a more detailed form.

                                                                    The day display mode offers hourly scheduling, and the schedule mode provides a detailed schedule for a single event.

                                                                    Business Calendar is a great tool for planning/ scheduling cases, tasks, and events. There is a support for recurring events, which can be set up in just a few clicks.

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                                                                    Having purchased software, you can use it to import and export other calendars, delete, copy, or move several events at the same time.

                                                                    Android Business Calendar application may seem somewhat chaotic, but it works fine and is easy to work with if you play with it for a while.

                                                                    A full version of the application is available for $4.99, but you can also find a free version for the app test drive.

                                                                    Available for Android

                                                                    5. Calendar

                                                                      Calendar is a relatively new app. It works as a web app and for both iOS and Android devices. It is an intelligent app that learns your contacts, schedule and tasks. It also helps you schedule and arrange meetings according to your available time slots.

                                                                      A good thing about Calendar is that it allows you to sync up with other calendars you use such as Apple Calendar and Google Calendar. And so you can manage all the calendars you have in one place.

                                                                      Calendar also gives you analytics of your meetings, giving you a clear picture on how you can improve your time management.

                                                                      Available for Desktop, and iOS

                                                                      6. aCalendar

                                                                        aCalendar opens our collection of top 10 calendar applications available on the market today. With its appealing design, easy navigation, and great functionality, it is one of the most popular calendar apps in our list.

                                                                        Some of extra functions include color schemes for each case type (48 colors to choose from), different types of demonstrations, different widgets, moon phases, and much more.

                                                                        Taking into account it functionality, aCalendar is a reliable calendar application that has an easy-to-navigate interface with three display options. Scrolling from side to side allows you to switch between the display modes of the month, week and day.

                                                                        When scrolling down and up, you are moving through the calendar at intervals in accordance with the selected display mode.

                                                                        Apart from its time planning feature, aCalendar synchronizes photos from contact lists or social networks to remind you about birthdays, anniversaries, or any other special dates.

                                                                        The program also supports data transfer through NFC and full-screen widgets, which eases your work with any data.

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                                                                        The program is available for free, but you can also get even more features if you buy the extended version of software for $4.99.

                                                                        Available for Android

                                                                        7. DigiCal Calendar

                                                                          DigiCal Calendar is very similar to Cal Calendar in the fact that the application focuses on design more than on its functionality. However, this doesn’t mean that the application doesn’t serve the purpose.

                                                                          With this calendar application, you can synchronize all your calendars and view them in different ways.

                                                                          Along with the basic functions, this program comes with support for Google Calendar, Outlook, and includes some unique and interesting features. You can match keywords to the image or set up a dark theme.

                                                                          The app can even show you the weather forecast for three days. There are many other features that deserve the attention of people who really like to use calendar applications.

                                                                          Available for Android

                                                                          8. SolCalendar

                                                                            SolCalendar can be called a universal application. It claims to be an all-in-one digital solution having a basic calendar functionality combined with some other advanced features, such as weather forecast for a specific day.

                                                                            The application supports Google Calendar, as well as tasks, widgets, lunar calendar and even Foursquare.

                                                                            Those searching for a calendar application to cover just everything in its functionality, SolCalendar is a program to consider. There are a lot of interesting things in this application; the program does an excellent job working in “all-in-one” mode.

                                                                            Test SolCalendar – the application is available for free. You can test it out without purchasing the service.

                                                                            Available for Android

                                                                            9. Today Calendar

                                                                              Today Calendar is one of the most hip and edgy calendars in our list. The solution was one of the first ones that really embraced Material Design and remains one of the few that adhere to the neat style.

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                                                                              The calendar application offers bold colors, simple controls, and great functionality. This is not as heavy an application as many others; it will not eat all the memory of your device.

                                                                              If you are not searching for something complicated and over-functional, Today Calendar is what you need. You can always test the application before paying for it – the program is available for free.

                                                                              Available for Android

                                                                              10. Calendar Widget: Month

                                                                                Sometimes people do not need a heap of calendar applications. They would prefer to have one efficient calendar widget.

                                                                                Calendar Widget: Month perfectly fills this niche and meets all the needs of a modern user. It has some features of an ordinary calendar, but the real great thing about this software is that it has 80 or more themes in its library.

                                                                                The design of the application is great; the themes are perfectly tuned. There are options for almost any theme of your smartphone. The only drawback is the fact that the widget memory is not too large, and you should be ready for it.

                                                                                This simple calendar widget was created in the image and semblance of widgets from Yahoo. The widget window displays one calendar month with the ability to go to the previous and move to the next one.

                                                                                If you need a simple and affordable calendar to plan your tasks and affairs for one month, this widget is ideal for you. Calendar Widget: Month is so simple that it does not even have Google Calendar support.

                                                                                At the moment, it does not have the function of connecting any third-party calendars and services. Developers allow the possibility of introducing support for Google service as an addition to the widget, if users request to have this opportunity.

                                                                                Available for Android

                                                                                Our Verdict

                                                                                Searching for the right application to manage your various calendars and plan your busy day can sometimes turn into a streak of obstacles.

                                                                                Most of us need flexible applications that can be easily used to manage our tough schedule. The application should have all necessary time planning functions and be intuitive.

                                                                                Stylish design and limitless compatibility also matter. It is not always easy to find such a program.

                                                                                The above digital calendar solutions fall under the category “worth” of being used. They are modern, multifunctional, easy, and easy. Pick the one you like!

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